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09:16  14 june  2018
09:16  14 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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O'Gara.© Image - Photosport; Video - Newshub. O'Gara.

Former Ireland great Ronan O'Gara is extending his Crusaders assistant coach contract for a second season.

O'Gara will remain backs coach in 2019 and intends to soak up more of what he describes as a privileged insight into why the New Zealand outfit has been so successful in Super Rugby.

"Besides being a great bunch of guys to work with, the professionalism of everyone associated with the club is incredible," he said.

"It's no wonder this part of the world has the success they do."

The Crusaders are on course to defend their title, having won their last 10 games to lead the overall standings before the June international window.

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O ’ Gara moved to clarify comments made to the New Zealand media as he settles into his new role with the Crusaders , having made the switch to the Southern Hemisphere after four and-a-half seasons in France with Racing 92.

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"It's just a great place to come everyday, the environment is very special here. Every player is looking to get better, and that's very powerful and rewarding."

Former five-eighth O'Gara scored an Irish-record 1083 points in 128 tests.

After retiring in 2013, he served as a defense coach for four seasons with French club Racing 92, before joining the Crusaders coaching staff in January.

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